President’s sister Bridget dies | The Herald

via President’s sister Bridget dies | The Herald January 19, 2014

PRESIDENT Mugabe’s sister Bridget Zvenhamo Mugabe who has been in hospital since 2010 has died.
She was 78.

Bridget succumbed to heart failure at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals yesterday morning after spending more than three years on a life support unit.

She collapsed at the burial of her sister Sabina at the National Heroes Acre in 2010 and was admitted at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals where she has been in the intensive care unit until her demise yesterday.

Relatives and friends yesterday gathered at State House where they paid condolences to the First Family.

Vice President Joice Mujuru, Ministers Didymus Mutasa (Presidential Affairs), Walter Chidhakwa (Mines and Mining Development), Sydney Sekeremayi (Defence), and service chiefs were among the mourners.

Family spokesperson Mr Kaitano Mugabe told reporters at State House that Bridget would be buried at her rural home in Zvimba tomorrow.

He said Bridget’s body would be ferried to Zvimba today where it would lie in state before tomorrow’s burial.

Mr Mugabe described Bridget as a woman of rare character who was fearless and courageous. Her death, he said, had left a void in the family and her legacy would be forever cherished.



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    John Thomas 8 years ago

    It is a shame this woman died, as when anybody dies, but in what way is this news for anybody except her family and friends?

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    Senzachena 8 years ago

    One less Mugabe to worry about! Lets hope the next one to go will be the one at the top of the tree

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    So for all these years Robert trusted Zimbabwean Doctors with the health of his only surviving sibling but cannot trust them with his own health?

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    Mthwakazi 8 years ago

    Its good news to hear the Gukurahundess has died. What a new year present!

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      Chifambanamana 8 years ago

      Asizve munhu aangachemerwa kubasa kwehanzvadzi here kustate house?

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    Jenandebvu 8 years ago

    Parirenyatwa yapinda yapinda. 5 star hospital, kasi aive kuFirst class. Ko vana Baines maisavaona here Baba Chatunga

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    I thought she died a long time ago see the report below on Mugabe memorial service in January 2014
    So they put her on life support instead!!!. Really strange times we live in.